Leibniz Universität’s Open Access Publishing Fund finances APC for articles published in open access journals. As of 1 January 2023, new funding criteria will be introduced.
- Three-tier funding model instead of uniform cost cap
- Partial funding or split billing if an article does not meet all criteria for full funding
- Separate rules for journals published by MDPI (see module 3 below)
Basic funding criteria
These criteria must always be met in order to receive funding from the LUH Fund. The amount of funding is then determined by the respective funding module (see below).
- The Corresponding Author is a member of Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) and has an ORCID iD. The affiliation with the “Leibniz University Hannover” is clearly and correctly stated in the article.
- The article is being published in a genuine Open Access journal, in which all contributions are freely accessible in full and immediately upon publication under a Creative Commons license (no hybrid journals).
- The journal has implemented a system of quality management approved within its discipline and should be listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
The funding modules
1. Basic module
If your article meets the basic funding criteria, TIB will cover up to Euro 700 of the publication costs. Partial funding (post-publication grant or split invoice) is possible.
2. Best Practice Module (full funding)
Articles that also meet the following high standards for openness and publishing quality will be fully funded.
- The selected journal has been awarded the DOAJ Seal by DOAJ.
- The article will be published under the Creative Commons “CC BY” license.
- The total cost of the APC does not exceed 2,000 Euro net.
3. Under watch Module
For articles published in journals or by publishers that we assign to the “Under watch” module, TIB will cover a maximum of Euro 500 publication costs.
The funding criteria of the LUH Fund must be fulfilled. Partial funding (post-publication grant or split invoice) is possible.
The following publishers and journals are currently under watch:
- MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)
What is the purpose of this module?
The LUH Fund places journals and publishers under watch, if there are strong doubts about their science-supporting function, or their quality assurance mechanisms – regardless of an DOAJ entry. We closely monitor the development of these journals and review their eligibility for funding on an annual basis.
Starting from when?
The new criteria will apply to all articles submitted on or after 1 January 2023 (Submission date).
How do you get funding from LUH’s Fund?
Submit your application online via the TIB website. The new online form will be available as of 1 January 2023.